What is Nia?
For me, Nia is “mindfulness poured into movement”– but there’s so much more to tell you!
A delightful mixture of dance, martial arts, and mindfulness, Nia tones your body while transforming your mind. Nia is a holistic fitness practice for your body, mind, and soul. Each class includes somatic education as well as mindful movement guidance. Nia is non-impact, practiced barefoot, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Nia combines:
The dynamic precision of martial arts
~ T’ai Chi, Aikido, & Tae Kwon Do
The expressiveness of dance arts
~ Jazz, Modern Dance, & Duncan Dance
The self-healing potential of
~ Yoga, Feldenkrais, & The Alexander Technique
Nia encourages you to dance at your own pace, engage your senses, listen to your body, and to seek pleasure. Think “all pleasure-all gain” rather than the old “no pain-no gain! Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes to discover, explore, unleash, and enhance their individual potential. What a loving concept!
Each Nia class experience brings mindfulness to your dance movements and provides opportunities for you to feel energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced. And the music! Oh, so delightful!
The Nia Technique was founded in 1983 by Debbie Rosas and Carlos AyaRosas in the San Francisco area. Classes and workshops are taught by licensed Nia teachers in over 50 countries worldwide.
What is Nia’s Purpose?
“Nia’s purpose is to grow a worldwide community of healthy people who are empowered to do great things. We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash and enhance their individual potential to live a fulfilling and meaningful life – by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies. With the right tools and education we can increase our confidence and happiness. We can become connected to others to shape a consciousness that extends beyond our own.”
*Improved muscle tone
*Greater flexibility and agility
*Postural alignment & greater balance
*Stronger immune system
*More stamina and endurance
*Increased mobility & strength
©2000 – 2021 Susan Tate